Set up for Deadlift

  • Begin with the feet hip width apart, hands outside the legs, the bar is in contact with the mid shins.
  • Shoulders positioned over or slightly forward of the bar, back is arched and tight.
  • Head is in a neutral position.

Points of Performance for Deadlift

  • Drive through your heels as you stand up, keeping the bar in contact with the legs.
  • Maintain a strong lumbar curve.
  • Hips and shoulders rise together at the same time.
  • At the top of the knee extend the hips, finish the rep with hips and knees fully locked out and open with shoulders behind the bar.

Tips and Tricks

  • Insure proper tension before pulling weight off the ground. Do not have slack in the arms, hamstrings, or back.